ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SUITABLE FOR MEN?
The Novexpert formulas do not contain phyto-hormones and particularly no estrogen-like substances. From a biological point of view, there are no counter-indications. Similarly to dermatological treatments, cosmeceuticals by Novexpert make no distinction between genders in caring for the skin.
CAN YOUR PRODUCTS BE USED BY PREGNANT WOMEN?
The Novexpert formulation charter is one of the strictest charters the world over, more specifically excluding vitamin a, endocrine disruptors, etc. Hence, there are in theory no counter-indications for pregnant women (except if one of our products were to contain essential oils). However, Novexpert conducts no testing on pregnant women and as a result cannot, based on our knowledge and in line with the ethical standards of our scientific committee, guarantee total safety for all pregnant women.
ARE NOVEXPERT PRODUCTS GUARANTEED ALLERGEN-FREE?
Yes, Novexpert skincare ingredient lists contain no allergens according to European regulations which have officially designated 26 substances as requiring labelling on cosmetic product packaging*:
Amyl cinnamal, Benzyl alcohol, Cinamyl alcohol, Citral, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Amylcinnamyl alcohol, Benzyl salicylate, Cinnamal, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Anise alcohol, Benzyl cinnamate, Farnesol, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Linalool, Benzyl benzoate, Citronellol, Hexyl cinnamal, Limonene, Methyl 2-octynoate, Alpha isomethyl ionone, Evernia prunastri extract, Evernia furfuracea extract
*regulation (ec) no. 648/2004 and 907/2006.
WHAT DOES THE TERM 'HYPOALLERGENIC' MEAN?
This claim has been validated by an independent toxicological expert given that our formulas meet 2 requirements:
– we have performed a series of tests under dermatological supervision, the results of which have demonstrated that our formulas have very little or no allergenicity at all.
– we have banned the 26 allergens officially listed by European regulations.
In short, the word hypoallergenic means that the formula was developed to reduce the risk of allergies.
HOW LONG IS THE SHELF LIFE OF NOVEXPERT PRODUCTS?
Novexpert skincare products have the same shelf life as conventional products: 3 years before and 6 months after opening. Given their high concentration in plant extracts and biotechnological molecules, it is recommended not to expose Novexpert products to temperatures exceeding 35° Celsius.
WHAT DOES THE WORD 'COSMECEUTICALS' MEAN?
This term is the contraction of 2 words: cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The combination of these 2 words defines a more scientific type of cosmetics, with more advanced and more concentrated formulas. In other terms, cosmeceuticals are treatments in which effectiveness, rather than well-being, is the ultimate goal. Novexpert clearly positions itself as a “cosmeceutical” brand.
WHAT DOES THE WORD NOVEXPERT MEAN?
NOV = New.
EXPERT = Expert because the majority of the Novexpert founders are doctors who develop the formulas and manage the company. The NEW EXPERTS = those who refuse to remain neutral and stand up for a new approach to cosmetics: high-tech formulas with biodegradable ingredients.
The Novexpert brand was founded based on 3 needs currently expressed by expert consumers:
1) formulations that use the latest cutting-edge advances in anti-aging medicine. Whatever the cost.
2) the dermatological necessity to develop formulas for increasingly sensitive skin.
3) uncompromised assurance of ethically certain non-toxicity over the long term.
Novexpert aims at reconciling progress and safety as well as ultra-effectiveness and high tolerance.
WHEN WAS THE NOVEXPERT BRAND FOUNDED?
The brand, created by Cyrille Telinge and his dream team composed of doctors specialized in skin aging, was launched in March 2008 in France. However, the Novexpert team had been working for nearly 20 years at the head of an independent research laboratory known for its expertise in formulation and anti-aging technology.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE BUTYLENE GLYCOL USED IN NOVEXPERT FORMULAS?
Butylene glycol is a humectant; it maintains the water content of a cosmetic product in its packaging as well as on the skin. At Novexpert, technology must be clean. Consequently, our butylene glycol is of plant origin: obtained through biotechnology, it comes from sugar cane and is 100% natural. This ingredient was validated by Ecocert and Cosmos (eco-friendly cosmetic certification bodies in France). Butylene glycol is not part of the glycol ether family.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE GLYCERIN USED IN NOVEXPERT FORMULAS?
The glycerin used by Novexpert is 100% natural and made from a complex of plant oils (cocoa, rapeseed, etc.).
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE HYALURONIC ACID USED IN NOVEXPERT FORMULAS?
Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that belongs to the gag (glycosaminoglycans) family. It resembles a transparent and viscous gel. Hyaluronic acid is found in the eyes, joints, placenta, skin, etc. Contrary to its name, it is a very “gentle” molecule for the skin, which ensures cutaneous “plumpness”. At the age of 50, the skin has lost nearly 50% of this precious gel… The hyaluronic acid used by Novexpert is derived from biotechnology. Specifically, we use bacteria (lactic ferments) that produce an ultra-pure variety of hyaluronic acid: 100% biodegradable and comestible, its mode of production creates no pollution, requires little energy and is indefinitely renewable.
WHY IS THE NOVEXPERT FORMULAS NOT ORGANICALLY CERTIFIED?
Our specifications are very similar to the requirements imposed on organic products and some of our formulas could be Ecocert certified. We do not seek organic certification because we want to be free to incorporate high-technology formulas, which while being very safe and 100% biodegradable, are still of synthetic origin. For example, stabilized Vitamin C and Glycolic Acid, ingredients that are not 100% natural, are listed on our packaging together with their percentages. On average, the proportion of our natural origin ingredients exceeds 95% (a figure controlled by a German certification body).
WHAT IS A BIOTECHNOLOGICAL INGREDIENT AT NOVEXPERT?
– What is biotechnology? As an example, yogurt is a biotechnological product as it is created from lactic ferments. Other examples include bread, beer, vinegar, cheese, etc.
– What does biotechnology use? Living organisms, micro-organisms such as bacteria, enzymes, yeast, etc. What could be more natural?
– The Novexpert difference? Our research center is a cutting-edge laboratory in the field of cosmetics. We have used biotechnology for many years as it is a clean (non-pollution generating) and very healthy technology (biodegradability and bio-affinity).
– Our proof? For example, Novexpert skincare contains pure hyaluronic acid made from lactic ferments and wheat! Progress and precaution are not necessarily incompatible…
WHAT IS NOVAXYLINE?
Novaxyline is a complex patented by the Novexpert Laboratories that combines an algae extract with a sugar. More precisely, it is brown algae associated with a complex sugar (polysaccharide). This “algae/sugar” complex is contained in nearly all Novexpert products. It brings astounding effects on the skin: reducing by nearly 70% one of the leading causes of aging (cellular oxidation) and activating a specific gene recognized for its properties in anti-aging protection. This innovation helped the Novexpert brand reap more than 11 awards!
WHY DOES NOVEXPERT DISTINGUISH ITSELF BY AN EXTREMELY RESTRICTIVE CHARTER IN THE CHOICE OF ITS INGREDIENTS?
Each day, you apply nearly 500 molecules to your face. Over your life time, your skin will have absorbed more than 100 kg (220 lbs.) Of cosmetics… Several scientific publications have shown that skincare products penetrate deep-down into the skin and that our body “stocks” the molecules contained in the cosmetics, the health consequences of which are unknown to this day. In response, Novexpert chooses biodegradable active ingredients most of which are either of plant or biotechnological origin. Effectiveness is also evaluated in the long term. Knowing that today’s results will not have a hefty price tag in the future is essential.